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August 2019

Beetroot (Beta vulgaris) is a root vegetable also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or just beet. Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with

Though Wellesley Township itself was not surveyed until 1842 and was only incorporated in 1852, settlers were already long in this area. By 1805, many Mennonites from Pennsylvania had settled nearby in what became known as Berlin, and today as Kitchener. In 1837, the same year that William Lyon Mackenzie's rebellion

On August 19th, it was announced that the historically significant Glasgow Street Bridge that connects Conestogo with Waterloo will receive much needed upgrades, with funding from federal, provincial and regional governments. The federal government will pay $704,375 for the bridge project, while the province will kick

On September 7th, walkers in Waterloo Region will be lacing up in support of those whose lives have been touched by Parkinson’s disease. The annual “WALK-IT for Parkinson’s” will be held at Kiwanis Park in Kitchener and everyone is invited to participate. “The walk has been an

It was mighty muscle madness as engines roared at this year’s Moparfest in New Hamburg. Canada’s largest Mopar car show featured over 1800 cars and thousands of spectators were in attendance, eager to have a look. The annual event took place at the New Hamburg Fairgrounds on

Photo source: Grand River Conservation Authority The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) might be in for some changes after the province told conservation authorities to begin planning to ‘wind down’ services and programs not related to their core mandate. Its unclear which programs might be at risk,

It’s become a family and cultural tradition – to make cheese as naturally as possible. At Mountainoak Cheese in New Hamburg, dairy farmer and cheese maker Adam van Bergeijk continues to stay true to his roots by taking part in the entire process of cheese making. “We

The first settlers to the area now called Breslau arrived in 1806, mostly German Mennonite families from Pennsylvania. Settlers included John Brech, Daniel Erb and John Cressman. John Brech (1792-1842) came to Canada in 1806 and moved into the area shortly after his marriage to Catherine Betzner in